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Felix Rosenqvist clarifies contract situation with McLaren

Aug. 09, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

The strange motorsports silly season has knocked IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist into limbo, with the Swede now desperately trying to hold onto his current seat and avoid being shipped to McLaren Racing's new Formula E team. McLaren and Rosenqvist said in June they'd agreed to a...

Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of control

Aug. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right? Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou? Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he’s the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a...

VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversy

Aug. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and unlike recent contract dealings in...

Colton Herta looks for redemption in return to Music City

Aug. 04, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colton Herta always wanted to be a racecar driver and pursuing his passion came with parental conditions, among them the insistence he learn to play a musical instrument. “I chose piano at first and I hated it, so I started playing drums when I was like...

Formula One's Lewis Hamilton joins Broncos ownership group

Aug. 02, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

Rob Walton is adding seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain to the Denver Broncos' new ownership group. Hamilton, 37, who drives for the Mercedes team and whose 103 career victories are the most in F1 history, is the third limited partner brought aboard by...

Spin and win: Verstappen rallies to eighth win of F1 season

Jul. 31, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen's lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break. ...

Ex-F1 race director Masi says he received death threats

Jul. 31, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One's former race director Michael Masi has described the abuse he received on social media following last season's controversial call at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first world title after...

Rossi ends 49-race losing streak with win on IMS road course

Jul. 30, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi didn't understand the allure of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he showed up as a rookie seven years ago and won one of the biggest races in the world. His win Saturday on the Indy road course didn't rival his 2016 victory in the 100th running...

Cup Series welcomes Russian driver's return to racing

Jul. 30, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Daniil Kvyat spent nearly two years waiting anxiously to race again. After being relegated to reserve driver for last year's Formula One season, he watched helplessly as his team withdrew from the world endurance series in March when the governing body imposed...

IndyCar champ Palou declares he will be at McLaren in 2023

Jul. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who has contracts signed with two different race teams for 2023 and is being sued by Chip Ganassi Racing, declared Thursday: “I will be in the McLaren family next year.” The soap opera over Palou's future continued with more...